6.5 SST with 135 A-Tips


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Jul 29, 2019
I run 2 SST's, a 6.5 and a 6mm...
I would break the barrel in running 140 ELDM's, they are much cheaper than the 135's.
Start your break in load at 56.50 to 57.00 grains of H-1000. This is a great load for break in. You really won't have any real data until you get about a hundred rounds down the tube.
This is where I started on my 6.5 and it work fantastic. I am saving g the 135's for after barrel speed up...
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LRH Team Member
Jan 9, 2018
I'm assuming 100 yards? I'm hoping that my PRC groups like that. I've got some 135 A-Tips to try in that when it's done.


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May 4, 2019
Has anyone shot this combo? Would 140gr load data be an ok starting point?
I shoot the 264 wm. I use the same load that I use for the 140 Berger vld. The 135 A-tip blew me away. SAAMI chamber with 8.5 twist. I started my ladder test 2 grains lower. I thought that would be a safe start. I don't know much about the 6.5 sst though.

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